CORAL SPRINGS, Ga. – Since arriving on campus two years ago, Emilie Meason has played a vital role helping Vanderbilt head coach Greg Allen return the women’s golf team to national prominence.
Meason’s efforts were recognized by her national peers Thursday, with the Women’s Golf Coaches Association naming her as the Division Golf Pride Assistant Golf Coach of the Year.
Meason, a former All-American as an undergraduate at Georgia, becomes the first Vanderbilt assistant to earn the national honor.
Allen said there’s no assistant in the country more deserving of the award.
“Emilie is so deserving of this honor. I am so thankful and grateful for what she is doing with the Vanderbilt program,” Allen said. “She has come in and helped get the program back on track. Our girls have the utmost respect for her. She’s making them better players, but most importantly, better people. I’m so proud of Emilie and the impact she is making daily on Vanderbilt women’s golf.”
Since joining Allen’s staff in 2017, Meason has helped guide the Commodores to back-to-back NCAA appearances after the program missed postseason action for the first time in more than a decade.
This spring, the Commodores also advanced to the NCAA Championships for the first time since 2014.
This week, Meason will continue to mentor and support current Commodore Auston Kim, serving as caddy for the standout freshman at the 74th United States Women’s Open. First round play at the Women’s Open starts today as the Country Club of Charleston in coastal South Carolina.